MN Soybean Unveils Minnesota Tough Biodiesel Truck

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Soybean, Soybeans

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council unveiled a DieselSellerz original biodiesel truck this week at the Minnesota Farmfest. The DieselSellerz is the “world’s largest diesel truck classifieds community,” with a crew that has become known for building and giving away tricked-out diesel trucks, as well as other antics, on the Discovery Channel show “Diesel Brothers.” The crew will be …

Biodiesel, Soybean, Soybeans

Biodiesel Interests Pleased with Senate Bill

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Government, NBB, Soybeans

The National Biodiesel Board and the American Soybean Association applauded the introduction of a Senate bill this week that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to a $1-per-gallon production credit for fuels produced in the United States for three years and provide an additional 10-cent-per-gallon credit for small producers. “Well-crafted and efficient tax incentives can be powerful policy mechanisms …

Biodiesel, Government, NBB, Soybeans

USDA Predicts Record Soybean Acres, Less Corn

Cindy Zimmerman corn, Soybeans, USDA

The first estimate for crop plantings this year by USDA is calling for less corn but more soybeans. According to the 2017 Prospective Plantings report, producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.5 million acres of soybeans in 2017, up 7 percent from last year and a new record. Planted acreage intentions for soybeans are up …

corn, Soybeans, USDA

Celebrating Minnesota Biodiesel Day

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Soybeans

March 15 was Biodiesel Day in Minnesota, proclaimed by Gov. Mark Dayton in recognition of the 15 year anniversary of Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate becoming law in 2002. The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) was celebrating yesterday because they helped design that legislation which made Minnesota the first state in the nation to require 10 percent biodiesel, or B10, in diesel …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

Soy Growers Honor Jobe for Service

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, Soybeans

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized former National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Joe Jobe with its Special Meritorious Service Award during the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “Joe’s commitment and dedication helped build and grow a biodiesel industry that has benefited U.S. soybean farmers and many other agricultural stakeholders,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer …

Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, Soybeans

ASA Director Elected Vice Chairman of NBB

Cindy Zimmerman Ag group, Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) last week elected American Soybean Association (ASA) Board member Mike Cunningham as the new vice chairman of the organization. Cunningham is a farmer from Bismark, Illinois. The agenda included updates on the status of federal and state policy intitiatives, such as the federal biodiesel tax credit and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as well as discussion …

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#Biobased Petro Alternative from #Soybeans

Joanna Schroeder Audio, automotive, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts, Environment, Soybeans, USB

As companies continue to focus on sustainability and the development of more “natural” products, they are looking to biobased chemicals and products as the platform for more Earth-friendly wares. One example is BioSynthetics Technologies who was featured during the 2016 Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that recently took place at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company is a USDA transfer partner …

Audio, automotive, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts, Environment, Soybeans, USB

#Corn and #Soy Groups Testify for #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, Soybeans

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, Soybeans

Long-Term Biodiesel Tax Incentive Bill Introduced

Joanna Schroeder advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Legislation, NBB, Soybeans

U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and modify the program to become a domestic production credit. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit has been lapsed and reinstated multiple times. It is scheduled to expire yet again on December 31, 2016. This bill would extend the incentive three …

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